Seafood Paella

seafood paella with prawns

My friend Riadh taught me how to cook a paella with seafood. Even if I’m half spanish I never cooked a paella, it always seemed so difficult to me, but now that I saw how to do it, i think I may manage to prepare it. I took the picture of each step to show you how it’s done.

First you have to prepare all the ingredients coming into the paella. You will need:

Ingredients for a paella for 10-12 p.:

For the stock:

  • 1 kg waste of fish
  • 1 big onion
  • 1 big potatoe
  • 1/2 tsp saffron
  • 1 bay leaf
  • large casserole
  • olive oil

For the Rice:

  • 1 kg paella rice, you can find it in big supermarkets as Cora, Cactus, Auchan, Delhaize…
  • 2,5 kg gambas
  • 2,5 kg mussels
  • 2 squids
  • 2 peppers
  • 5 tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • 4 tbs paellero powder (find it here)

Seafood Paella Stock

First prepare the fish stock. (you can also use store-bought fish stock)

Heat large pot over medium heat. Add olive oil, fish waste and saute for a few minutes. Fill the casserole with water. Add the onion and the potatoe, salt, pepper and saffron. Once the water reaches a boiling point, reduce the heat to medium, and simmer for 30 minutes. discard the foam with a spoon and strain the broth (so you only get the liquid. you can discard the rest of the ingredients.). Use immediately or refrigerate for 2-3 days.

Preparations for the rice.

Cut the peppers in cubes. Grate the tomatoes to obtain mash. Clean and cut the squid in stripes.

Step1: Add olive oil in your paella pan and saute the gambas. Remove the after 3 minutes. Set aside. Same with the mussels.

Seafood Paella Step by Step

Step 2: Saute the squid with the peppers. Add salt and pepper. Saute.

Seafood Paella Step by Step

Step 3: Add the tomatoes mash, saute.

Seafood Paella Step by Step

Step 4: Add the stock, let it evaporate until it’s half full as shown on the picture and add the rice, formed in a line in the middle. The rice has to build a small heap out of the stock. This is how you know you have the right amount of rice. Add paellero powder.

Cook for 8 minutes on high heat and ten minutes on low heat. Mussels and gambas have to be added during the 5 last minutes of cooking.

This is it, you’re done. Now decorate with lemons. Thanks to Riadh for the recipe and for the cooking.

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The dogs were jealous, they didn’t get any paella, but they got some treats.

schapendoes havanese

Mäi Kolleg de Riadh huet mir bäibruecht wéi een eng Paella mat Fruits de Mer kacht. Obwuel ech hallef Spuenierin sinn, hunn ech mech ni getraut eng Paella ze kachen, dat hunn ech menger Mamm iwwerlooss. Mee elo wou ech vun all Schrëtt eng Foto gemaach hunn a mam Riadh zesumme preparéiert hunn, denken ech dat et guer net esou schwéier ass. et muss ee just genuch Zäit hunn.

Als éischt muss een alles virbereede vir méi spéit d’Paella ze kachen.

Wat brauch ech fir eng Paella fir 10-12 Leit:

Fir de Consommé (Britt):

  • 1 kg Fësch Reschter (krut ech gratis am Cactus, juhu)
  • 1 grouss Ënn
  • 1  grouss Gromper
  • 1/2 Tl Safran
  • 1 Luerber Blat
  • 1 grouss Kasseroll
  • Oliven Ueleg

Fir de Räis:

  • 1 kg Paella Räis, fënns de an de grousse Supermarchéë wéi Cora, Cactus, Auchan, Delhaize…
  • 2,5 kg Gambas
  • 2,5 kg Moulen
  • 2 Calamars
  • 2 Poivrons
  • 5 Tomaten
  • Oliven Ueleg
  • 4 EL Paellero Pudder (hei)

Preparéier als éischt däi Fësch Consommé. (Du kanns och ferdesche kafen, ass natierlech net sou gutt.)

Eng grouss Kasseroll huelen an op meduim Flam stellen. Ueleg a Fësch Reschter dra maachen an ubroden. D’Kasseroll mat Waasser fëllen an Ënn a Gromper dra maachen. Salzen a pefferen an de Safran dobäi schëdden. Wann d’Waasser kacht, d’Plack méi kleng stellen an 30 Minutte goe loossen. De Schaum mat engem Läffel eraushuelen a siften. Voilà, du kanns et direkt benotzen oder 2-3 Deg am Frigo halen.

Wéi kachen ech de Räis?

Poivron a Kübe schneiden. Tomate rappen sou dat eng Aart Püree entsteet. Calamars wäschen, botzen a schneiden.

Step1: Ueleg a Paella Pan maachen an d’Gambas ubroden. No 3 Minutten erof huelen an op d’Säit leen. Selwescht mat de Moulen.

Step 2: Calamars mam Poivron ubroden, salzen, pefferen.

Step 3: Tomatepüree dobäi maachen a weider broden.

Step 4: De Bouillon an d’Pan maachen, wann d’Waasser sou wäit agekacht ass dass op der Säit d’schrauwe vun de Klenschen ze gesi sinn, dann de Räis als Linn an d’Mett schëdden, souvill bis dass e klenge Bierg entsteet deen sou ee cm aus dem Jus erauskuckt! Wann dat de Fall ass, hues de déi perfekt Proportioun un Waasser a Räis! Paellero Pudder dobäi schëdden.

18 Minutte fir de Räis rechnen, 8 Minutten op ganz héijer Flam, an di läscht 10 op klenger Flam! Moulen an d’Gambas déi läscht 5 Minutten dra maachen, fir dass se rëm waarm ginn!

Villmools Merci Riadh an un meng Kollegen déi mir d’Material geschenkt hunn fir Paella ze kachen, an iwwerhaapt Merci fir dee super Gebuertsdag.

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